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Digicel & RiteWay roll out donation drop boxes for FSN

July 1st, 2015 | Tags: FSN Digicel BVI RiteWay food box
Digicel and Rite Way pictire by Alastair Abrehart Left to right- Layala Master from the FSN, Alejandra Casares Digicel, Andrew Calyton Rite Way, Jayne Gray Digicel, and Reana Smith Rite Way. Photo: Provided
Look out for the boxes at Rite Way Pasea, you can donate as you check out. Photo: VINO
Look out for the boxes at Rite Way Pasea, you can donate as you check out. Photo: VINO
Road Town, Tortola, VI - Digicel is pleased to announce that it is working with Rite Way, to roll out donation drop boxes for the Family Support Network. With Digicel’s help, Rite Way customers at the Pasea store can now conveniently donate groceries or household items when they shop.

The Family Support Network was established in 1989, and is a non-profit organization, whose primary aim is to assist individuals, couples and families in need. A major focus of the FSN is their ability to offer counseling support, court support, housing, protection orders and a food pantry to hundreds of people in the BVI each year. 

Digicel BVI CEO, Conor Looney, commented on the initiative, "The Family Support Network is regularly running low on food and household supplies. Digicel has been able to make a monetary donation, but we wanted to do more, and the drop box initiative in a busy grocery store was the perfect solution. Now, when customers shop at Rite Way Pasea, they can donate much-needed items, and help individuals and families in need, here in the Virgin Islands."

With food donations provided by various contributors in 2014, the FSN served 283 families, but demand on their supplies for food and household items is increasing in 2015; This year from January through to April, the FSN served 207 families in need across the Territory. 

“Our customers have been asking us to help FSN with collection boxes and we’re very pleased to be teaming up with Digicel to do so. Look out for the large green and red boxes when you check out at our Pasea store. ” said Peter Davison, Managing Director of Rite Way. 

“Many of the items that the FSN is requesting are included in our Family Favorites selection which include 250 household staple items which are price checked on the island every week. This means that a basket of Family Favorites items donated to the FSN will be some of the best prices in the BVI,” Mr. Davison concluded.

We welcome the Digicel and Rite Way drop box initiative and hope that people in the BVI will continue to give generously. There are many in our communities who are in need and we are extremely grateful to the public for their continued support,” commented Family Support Network Executive Director, Judith Charles. 

"If you can donate, we are looking for, canned tuna, crackers, rice, canned fruits, box milk, canned vegetables, olive oil, pasta, toothpaste and baby wipes."

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